Rotorua Canopy Tours Resources

Conservation & Eco Tours in New Zealand

Thursday, 22 November 2018

New Zealand prides ourselves on having a huge range of Eco tours. Eco tours are the opposite to standard mass commercial tourism and offer experiences that don't disturb natural areas and have a low impact on the environment. Conservation is extremely important in New Zealand and we are now working hard to preserve our native forests and animals. Eco Tour activities now have very a important role in educating and contributing to New Zealand's conservation. Rotorua Canopy Tours loves to educate and inform kiwis and visitors everything about native forests, eco tours and how you can contribute to conservation. 

Photo: Native forest which is home to Rotorua Canopy Tours Eco tours

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Life in the Forest on a Rotorua Eco Tour - Fungi

Sunday, 18 November 2018

In the native forest where we take you on our Rotorua Canopy Eco Tours, there are many different forms and species of fungi you can find in-between trees, plants and on the canopy floor. Here are some of the fungi that can be found in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve:

  1. Blue Mushroom 
  2. Stink Horn Fungus
  3. Icicle Fungi
  4. Purple Coral Fungi
  5. Honey Fungus
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Native Forest Fungi in Rotorua - 8 facts about the Blue Fungi

Sunday, 18 November 2018

One of the benefits of the Rotorua Canopy Tour is that you get the opportunity to see many types of fungi in the native forest. The blue mushroom is a type of fungi that is very eye catching and can be found in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve. The Dansey Road Scenic Reserve is where Rotorua Canopy Tours take their customers on a eco-tour, ziplining through New Zealand native forest. The bright blue fungi is hard to miss on the forest floor so have a look out for it while you are on your Rotorua Canopy Tour. 


Check out these 8 interesting facts about the blue fungi:

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A donation to the Canopy Tours Conservation Trust [FAQS]

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Jackie and Robert van Dam are two guests who recently joined a Canopy Tour and did something truly amazing. They donated $2000.00 to our Canopy Conservation Trust, to put towards our pest eradication programme and to help us continue to maintain our slice of paradise! Have a look below at what encouraged them to donate.

Joining the tour: 

Jackie and Rob were somewhat unsure of what their plans in Rotorua would be while on holiday. They stumbled across a Canopy Tours brochure and decided to do a little investigating. They "try to maintain an environmentally sustainable lifestyle so were attracted to a forest tour that enabled [them] to trek through the forest leaving minimal impact". There were however mixed feelings about spending three hours up so high, Jackie is scared of heights, while Rob was racing to go. Rob had already been canoeing and white-water rafting, so they compromised on the adrenaline and Canopy Conservation drawcards and decided it was something they could enjoy together.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours launches phase three of pest trapping programme

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

In October 2016 after months of hard work the Rotorua Canopy Tours team implemented phase three of their pest trapping programme in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve.

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